You could look at this as a trailer for the latest film from director Paul Thomas Anderson, who gave us Boogie Nights, Magnolia, There Will Be Blood and The Master. It’s an adaptation of Thomas Pynchon’s novel, a crime story set in 1970s Los Angeles, and it is, most likely, an Oscar contender. Also, the cast — Phoenix, Reese Witherspoon, Benecio del Toro, Josh Brolin and Owen Wilson — is bananas.

Or, if you’re me, you look at this as the bat-shit crazy adventures of Wolverine in the ‘70s, when he forgot he had claws or powers and decided to, you know, solve mysteries.